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KARLOVY VARY 2016

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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival reveals its competition titles

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- Domestic titles are represented across the three competitions

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival reveals its competition titles
The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street by Jan Němec

The 51st edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) will kick off with the world premiere of the World War II drama Anthropoid (read the news), starring Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Aňa Geislerová and Toby Jones, and shot in the Czech Republic. The main competition will introduce two domestic films as world premieres: the posthumously completed movie by Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Němec, the autobiographical The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tomáš Klein
film profile
]
, and Jan Hřebejk’s The Teacher [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jan Hřebejk
film profile
]
, which focuses on manipulation and collective lethargy. Correction Class [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
director Ivan I Tverdovsky’s sophomore feature, Zoology [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
(about a zoo administrator who grows a tail and has to overcome this new addition to his body), Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu’s new feature, It’s Not the Time of My Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Szabolcs Hajdu
film profile
]
, and Roberto Ando’s meditation on power, The Confessions [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto Andò
film profile
]
(a story about a monk meeting politicians),will also be competing for the Crystal Globe.

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The Czech Republic is also represented in the East of the West competition by 26-year-old emerging director Jiří Sádek and his feature debut, the lyrical horror The Noonday Witch [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jiří Sádek
film profile
]
. Romania and Estonia also have films in this competition, in the guise of Catrinel Dănăiaƫă’s Double [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Triin Ruumet’s The Days That Confused [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Triin Ruumet
film profile
]
, about a young man trying to make sense of his life. The Hungarian dark action-comedy Kills on Wheels, directed by Attila Till, about a trio of wheelchair-bound hitmen, will open the East of the West competition.

The festival will continue with the new Future Frames initiative launched last year, which spotlights the next generation of filmmakers – namely, film students and graduates. Award-winning talents such as Julia Furer (with her documentary Julian), Romania’s Roxana Stroe (with A Night at Tokoriki) and Davit Pirtskhalava from Georgia (with his directorial debut, Father) have made it onto the final line-up. The inaugural edition of Future Frames was one of the most successful events at last year’s KVIFF. We’re excited about continuing our collaboration with the European Film Promotion and working together to provide some incredibly talented, aspiring filmmakers with what are often their very first encounters with important film-industry players as well as the highly knowledgeable audience,” says artistic director Karel Och. To learn more about the gathering’s Industry Days, read the news.

The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from 1-9 July 2016. Here is the complete list of titles selected:

Official Selection – competition:

My Father’s Wings [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kivanc Sezer
film profile
]
Kivanc Sezer (Turkey)
The Confessions
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto Andò
film profile
]
Roberto Andò (Italy/France)
By the Rails
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Cătălin Mitulescu
film profile
]
- Cătălin Mitulescu (Romania/Italy)
It’s Not The Time of My Life
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Szabolcs Hajdu
film profile
]
Szabolcs Hajdu (Hungary)
Waves
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grzegorz Zariczny
film profile
]
Gregorz Zariczny (Poland)
Original Bliss
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sven Taddicken
film profile
]
Sven Taddicken (Germany)
Nightlife [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Damjan Kozole
film profile
]
 – Damjan Kozole (Slovenia/Macedonia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The Next Skin
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
film profile
]
Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo (Spain/Switzerland)
The Teacher [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jan Hřebejk
film profile
]
Jan Hřebejk (Slovak Republic/Czech Republic)
The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tomáš Klein
film profile
]
Jan Němec (Czech Republic/Slovakia/France)
We’re Still Together
Jesse Klein (Canada)
Zoology
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
Ivan I Tverdovsky (Russia/France/Germany)

East of the West competition:

Together For Ever [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Lina Lužyté (Lithuania/Romania)
Double
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Catrinel Dănăiaƫă (Romania)
Verge
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ayhan Salar
film profile
]
- Ayhan Salar, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu (Turkey/Germany)
Home Sweet Home
 [+see also:
trailer
interview: Faton Bajraktari
film profile
]
Faton Bajraktari (Kosovo/Macedonia)
Houston, We Have a Problem!
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Žiga Virc
film profile
]
- Žiga Virc (Slovenia/Croatia/Germany/Czech Republic/Qatar)
Kamper [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 – Lukasz Grzegorzek (Poland)
Collector
Alexei Krasovskiy (Russia)
The Spy and the Poet
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Toomas Hussar (Estonia)
The Days That Confused
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Triin Ruumet
film profile
]
Triin Ruumet (Estonia)
The Noonday Witch [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jiří Sádek
film profile
]
 – Jiří Sádek (Czech Republic)
House of Others
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rusudan Glurjidze
film profile
]
Rusudan Glurjidze (Georgia/Russia/Spain/Croatia)
Kills on Wheels [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Attila Till (Hungary)

Documentary Films – competition:

All These Sleepless Nights [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Michal Marczak (Poland/United Kingdom)
Ama-San
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Cláudia Varejão (Portugal/Switzerland/Japan)
Whose Country?
 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Mohamed Siam (Egypt/USA/France)
FC Roma
 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová (Czech Republic)
LoveTrue
Alma Har’el (USA)
Normal Autistic Film [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Miroslav Janek (Czech Republic)
On Call
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Alice Diop (France)
Close Relation
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Vitaly Mansky (Germany/Latvia/Estonia/Ukraine)
Solar
Manuel Abramovich (Argentina)
Tower
Keith Maitland (USA)
Transit Havana
 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Daniel Abma (Germany/Netherlands)
The Last Summer
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Leire Apellaniz López (Spain) 

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